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Wand Early Origins



The surname Wand was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century at Great Yarmouth and Stoughton.

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Wand Spelling Variations


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Wand Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Wand include Wantron, Wonton, Wanton, Wantown, Wantoon, Wantune, Wandon, Wand, Want and many more.

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Wand Early History


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Wand Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wand research. Another 185 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1568, and 1603 are included under the topic Early Wand History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wand Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wand Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Wand Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Wand or a variant listed above:

Wand Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Wand, who landed in Virginia in 1651

Wand Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Eliza Wand, who landed in Virginia in 1711

Wand Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Carl L Wand, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1847
  • Hugh Wand, aged 18, arrived in New York, NY in 1850

Wand Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Jane M. Wand, aged 17, a servant, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "British Queen" in 1883

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wand (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wand (post 1700)



  • Seth Phillip Wand (b. 1979), American football offensive tackle
  • Hart Wand (1887-1960), American blues musician and composer
  • W. N. Wand, American politician, Delegate to Kentucky secession convention, 1861
  • Thomas N. Wand, American politician, Member of California State Assembly 8th District, 1867-69
  • Philip Wand (b. 1969), English computer hardware journalist and technical advice columnist
  • John William Charles Wand PC, KCVO (1885-1977), English-born, Anglican archbishop of Brisbane, Australia
  • GŁnter Wand (1912-2002), German orchestra conductor and composer

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    Other References

    1. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    2. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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    The Wand Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wand Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 18 January 2016 at 11:58.

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